There are signs and symptoms that can signal thyroid disease. Some people get only one or two of these symptoms, some get several of these. For myself I had, and still have on occasion, every symptom listed here with the exception of five of them. Here is a list that is taken from http://thyroidawarenessmonth.com, but can be find almost anywhere during research into thyroid disease. If you find yourself with some of these symptoms, have your thyroid check. My next post will be the suggest ‘first time’ labs that should be done and what your exam should be like when getting checked for thyroid disease.
___ Low body temperature ___ Particularly low or high pulse re ___ Unusually low or high blood pressure ___ Enlarged, tender, or sensitive neck or lump in neck ___ Hoarse, husky, or gravelly voice ___ Extreme thirst or hunger ___ Noticeable change in weight (gain or loss) despite no change in diet and exercise ___ Feeling warm or hot when others are cold, or cold when others are warm ___ Heart palpitations, flutters, skipped beats, strange patterns or rhythms ___ Constipation and or diarrhea/loose stools ___ Fatigued, weakeness ___ Pains, aches, and stiffness in various joints, hands, and feet. ___ Carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel, plantar’s fascitis ___ Puffiness around my eyes ___ Loss of outer eyebrow hair ___ Lesions on lower legs, feet, toes, arms, face, shoulders and/or trunk. ___ Hair loss ___ Dry eyes ___ Swollen hands or feet ___ Dry, sensitive, gritty or achy eyes ___ Changeable moods ___ Brain fog, difficulty concentrating or remembering ___ Depression ___ Anxiety, panic attacks, jumpy ___ Tremors ___ Insomnia ___ Irregular periods ___ Low sex drive ___ Infertility ___ Miscarriage or multiple miscarriages ___ Difficulty breastfeeding ___ Leaking milk when not lactating or breastfeeding ___ Difficult perimenopause/menopause symptoms